We highly recommend you remove your jewelry when doing the following activities to avoid them from getting damaged:
- Showering, bathing or washing your hands.
- Exercising (the salt in your sweat affects the plating)
- Applying perfumes, lotions, oils, hairspray etc.
- Swimming (chlorine can often have a negative effect on plating over time)
- Cleaning - especially with harsh chemicals
- Changing clothes
It is completely natural for brass and Sterling silver to oxidize/patina over time. Raw brass may require a brass cleaner from time to time.
Following these practices helps to prolong a longer life-span of your lovely pieces.